UK government rejects petition for second Brexit referendum

UK government rejects petition for second Brexit referendum

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has formally rejected a second Brexit referendum despite an official petition which received more than 4.1 million signatures. 

Normally when a petition on parliament's website hits 100,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee considers it for a parliamentary debate. 

However, the government has decided to push on with Brexit without a debate on a second referendum. 

In a statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the government was now fully committed to securing a Brexit deal. 

'The Prime Minister and Government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected, The Daily Mail reports. 

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